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2010-02-15 14:34:37

Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the "nose" of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates to combat the spread of the deadly and debilitating disease that afflicts 500 million people. The research is described in two complimentary papers, one published this week in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the other which appeared online Feb....

2010-02-08 07:00:00

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainware, Inc., an innovative provider of intelligent data capture and enterprise search solutions, today announced that Yale New Haven Health System has selected the company's Brainware Distiller(TM) solution to automate the extraction of data from invoices. At Yale New Haven Health System, Brainware Distiller will seamlessly integrate with the Lawson Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and Perceptive Software's ImageNow Enterprise Content...

2010-02-05 14:44:01

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine believe they may have discovered how the hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth. The findings will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) in Chicago by Errol Norwitz, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale. Preterm birth"”delivery prior to 37 weeks gestation"”has become increasingly common over the past 40 years....

2010-02-04 18:13:24

Despite a sharp drop in public concern over global warming, Americans"”regardless of political affiliation"”support the passage of federal climate and energy policies, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found support for:     * Funding more research on renewable energy, such as solar and wind power (85 percent)     * Tax rebates for people buying fuel-efficient...

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2010-02-04 08:34:03

Yale study may lead to better traps, repellents Yale University researchers have found more than two dozen scent receptors in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that detect compounds in human sweat, a finding that may help scientists to develop new ways to combat a disease that kills 1 million people annually. These olfactory receptors in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae offer scientists potential new targets for repelling, confusing or attracting into traps the mosquitoes that spread a disease...

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2010-01-27 10:00:00

Public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found: Only 50 percent of Americans now say they are "somewhat" or "very worried" about global warming, a 13-point decrease. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is happening has declined 14 points, to 57 percent. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is caused mostly by...

2010-01-14 13:53:56

Stress induces signals that cause cells to develop into tumors, Yale researchers have discovered. The research, published online Jan. 13 in the journal Nature, describes a novel way cancer takes hold in the body and suggests new ways to attack the deadly disease. Until now, most researchers believed that more than one cancer-causing mutation needed to take place in a single cell in order for tumors to grow. The Yale team, led by Tian Xu, professor and vice chairman of genetics and a Howard...

2010-01-14 12:52:18

Our energy-hungry brains operate reliably and efficiently while processing a flood of sensory information, thanks to a sort of neuronal thermostat that regulates activity in the visual cortex, Yale researchers have found. The actions of inhibitory neurons allow the brain to save energy by suppressing non-essential visual stimuli and processing only key information, according to research published in the January 13 issue of the journal Neuron. "It's called the iceberg phenomenon, where only...

2009-12-23 16:01:09

Female ducks have evolved an intriguing way to avoid becoming impregnated by undesirable but aggressive males endowed with large corkscrew-shaped penises: vaginas with clockwise spirals that thwart oppositely spiraled males. More details of this evolutionary battle of the sexes fought at the level of genitalia are described by Yale researchers in the December 23 issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "In species where forced copulation is common, males have evolved longer...

2009-12-08 12:28:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, today announced it will open a long-term research laboratory in New Haven with a focus on the development of healthier food and beverage products. The company also will fund a graduate fellowship in the M.D.-Ph.D. Program at Yale School of Medicine to support research related to nutritional science. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091208/NY22791-a...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.